As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in biometrics, perimeter security, and much more.
Fast. Touch-free. Frictionless. In-motion. Easy to install. These are all adjectives that many end users couldn’t have imagined associated with reliable biometric technology a decade ago, never mind a couple of years ago. Yet, these are the latest trends across all authentication technologies, from fingerprint to facial to iris recognition, experts say.
The security industry looks to the SDM 100 — a group of the 100 largest security companies ranked by their recurring monthly revenue (RMR) — as a wellspring of industry trends and operational best practices. So, which manufacturers and distributors are behind the SDM 100, supporting them with the products, solutions and services that help make them successful?
Too many company owners I encounter build their website, put it online and then hope and pray that it works. They buy some ad space, do some marketing and wonder if it works. They don't hold these things accountable for producing profit. They never test to find out what works best.
Technology is also able to keep people living at home without moving to a care facility. This has led to the “Aging in Place” movement and it is gaining momentum given the explosive growth of the senior population.
I recently received a new network switch from Interlogix/IFS, the ES2402-8P-2C. While this network switch performs in a similar manner to others, there are some unique features that can make this switch quite useful for medium-sized IP surveillance and security networks.
This year’s annual DMP Owners Forum took place the day before ISC West on April 10 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, located in the architecturally stunning Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry and run by the Cleveland Clinic, the location proved to be an integral part of the event this year, with Clinic Director Jeffrey Cummings, MD ScD, on hand in the afternoon to tell attendees some of the latest exciting research into Alzheimer’s and other brain-related diseases.
ADS Security (ADS), ranked No. 20 on the SDM 100, has acquired the customer accounts of The Alarm Company of Jackson, Mississippi. This purchase adds approximately 2,600 accounts — 80 percent residential and 20 percent commercial — to the ADS customer base.
NextGen Security, SDM’s 2017 Systems Integrator of the Year, signed on with Boston-based Gradifi, a provider of the Employer SLP Plan benefit (Student Loan Paydown Plan benefit) to introduce a new employee benefit: financial assistance to pay down student loan debt.
Metrasens, a provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies, was honored today as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of Innovation. The company earned the distinction for its work in advanced screening capabilities designed to enhance safety and security around the world. This is the second consecutive year Metrasens has received the Queen’s Award. In 2017, the organization was recognized in the category of International Trade.
Dealers, Installers, Integrators: Use the Free SDCSecurity App on your smartphone, take a picture of your door opening with DoorSnapTM and submit it to receive a cost effective, Electrical Access & Egress solution recommendation from SDC, with product information links to retrofit the opening for access & egress control locking hardware.
As a “living as-built,” System Surveyor can be instantly updated from the field and synchronized and shared with key stakeholders. As a “living as-built,” System Surveyor can be instantly updated from the field and synchronized and shared with key stakeholders.
Camden Door Controls’ newest installation guide — Camden’s Guide for Electric Strikes — is a technical resource that provides dealers and integrators with the essential information they need to know to select the correct type and model of electric strike for their application.
The Western Digital Purple microSD card is purpose-built for the complex and dynamic data demands of modern surveillance cameras and edge systems, including the adoption of 4K Ultra HD video, emerging artificial intelligence applications and analytics, which are driving rapid growth and evolution of data in surveillance.
TrickleStor provides a highly integrated camera and NVR connectivity solution between VideoEdge NVRs and Illustra IP cameras that records video locally on Illustra cameras in the event of a connection failure, protecting against video loss in the case of NVR updates or network outage.
Constructed of polycarbonate, the Universal Stopper (STI-14000 series) low-profile cover protects against physical damage (both accidental and intentional), dust and grime, as well as severe environments (road hazards) inside and out.
Bird Home Automation Group’s IP converter DoorBird D301 enables the user to communicate with anyone standing at their front door via smartphone or tablet and converts conventional door intercom systems into IP door intercoms.
Legrand’s first fire-rated speaker enclosure, the Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC, meets ASTM E119 requirements and integrates flawlessly with Nuvo speakers and rough-in brackets to improve speaker performance regardless of where it is installed.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.